Tips and Advice – Food and Entertainment

How to Preserve Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

posted by ally

The sweet tradition of celebrating your first wedding anniversary by eating the top wedding cake tier could turn sour, but there are a few tips that can help you do it successfully! One of the oldest wedding traditions, savoring the cake once again brings back memories of your big day and a blissful first year [read more...]

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Cake Baker

posted by ally

From butter cream and fondant to cake flavors and fillings, there is a ton to know when it comes to your Washington DC area wedding day confections. To ensure you get the cake (or desserts!) of your dreams, it’s important to know the must-ask questions before your consultation with your baker. But where do you [read more...]

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

posted by julianne

Ever since one of our readers wrote in asking about DIY photo booths, we’ve been all about it. To be more specific, Christy emailed us after she spotted what looked like a DIY photo booth on Lily and Tony’s wedding in Virginia. She asked us to put her in touch with the couple for advice [read more...]

The Cost of Wedding Catering

posted by julianne

Why is the food at my wedding so expensive? I mean, really, is it that hard? The short answer is “yes”! Yes, it really is that hard to bring out a hot, delicious meal to all of your guests all at one time! And by the way, the meal itself starts months in advance of the day [read more...]

Foodie Wedding Menu: Southern Brunch

posted by julianne

Are you super into the food part of your wedding planning? Better yet, would you describe yourself as a “foodie” and are really looking forward to selecting the menu for your wedding?? There is no doubt that the food and restaurant scene in the Washington DC area has changed (for the better!) over the past [read more...]

Maryland-Inspired DIY Gum Paste Black-Eyed Susans

posted by ally

Where are all my engaged Maryland couples at!? This next installment in our DIY wedding dessert series is for you! As a proud Marylander, I was inspired by my home state and the official flower, the Black-Eyed Susan. Hannah Colclazier Photography was on hand to capture these sweet and simple petals that are perfect for a [read more...]

Washington DC Inspired DIY Fondant Roses

posted by ally

Leave it to Washington DC to lend itself as the perfect wedding dessert inspiration! I know when you think “Washington, DC” you think “cherry blossom,” of course! But, for the next installment of our DIY wedding dessert series, we were inspired by the official blooms of Washington DC, the American beauty rose. For our next [read more...]

What to Do Between Your Ceremony and Your Reception in DC?

posted by ally

You and yours finally tied the knot at your dream wedding ceremony in Washington DC… now what? Before the bubbly is popped and the wedding celebration begins, what are your guests to do between the end of your ceremony and the start of the reception?? One of our bride-to-be readers, Christy, sent us her dilemma for [read more...]

DIY Apple Butter Wedding Favors + Free Printable

posted by ally

Cozy up with your sweet tooth and get ready for a yummy dose of wedding treats, folks! Our DIY dessert series photographed by Hannah Colclazier Photography continues with a unique fall wedding favor perfect for any wedding in the Washington DC area (or any area, really!) that not only looks the part, but tastes great, too! These DIY [read more...]

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